Interview with Violette Verdy and notes on an international dance festival at Rennes, France, 1978
NamesVerdy, Violette, 1933-2016 (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-03
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-842
TopicsVerdy, Violette, 1933-Opéra de Paris. BalletDance festivalsFolk dancing
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Statement of responsibility: Recorded by Walter Terry 1976 Paris (France)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Acquisition: Gift Walter Terry
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 15 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with Violette Verdy conducted by Walter Terry in Paris, France; and Terry's self-recorded notes on an international dance festival in Rennes, France, on March 3 and 4, 1978. A third, unidentified person contributes a few remarks in the first part of the interview with Verdy.
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 45 minutes). [The recording begins with a conversation among Violette Verdy, Walter Terry, and an unidentified third person.] Violette Verdy speaks with Walter Terry about casting in upcoming ballets at the Opéra de Paris ballet including roles for Patrick [Dupond?]; her job as director at the Opéra de Paris ballet including some key terms in her contract; the greatly-improved atmosphere at the company; managing dancers with problems; being given responsibility, for the first time, for the choreography for the Opéra Comique; her plans and hopes regarding upcoming repertory including the obstacles to commissioning new works; her thoughts on artist exchanges; her first choreographic work, for the Opéra Comique [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 30 minutes). Violette Verdy speaks with Walter Terry about teachers; plans regarding the Opéra Comique; discussion of various recent versions of Romeo and Juliet [the interview with Verdy ends at approximately 7:15 minutes]. Terry speaks about the dances he saw at an international festival in Rennes, France, including dances from Bali, Korea, Senegal, Egypt, and Turkey as well as his thoughts on what is meant by traditional in the context of folk dancing,
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 80379685NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118665Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f35d1970-795f-0136-5b49-095d1fc25a50
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